I was born into a Christian family and thought that was enough for me to become a Christian. In all my school records I wrote “Christian” in the “Caste” column. Everybody knew me as a Christian. After high school, I went to a nearby village for a college education. Here, I noticed that the students acted differently to me when I told them I was a Christian. They cut off friendship and would not talk to me anymore. I was told that Christians are called untouchable people and that is why they did this
Even though I had a Christian family, I began to wonder if I was a Christian or not. A pastor informed me that a person does not become a Christian by being born into a Christian family. I realized that unless I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior, I was not a Christian. When I examined my life, I knew I did not read the Bible, go to church or pray. I accepted Jesus Christ and got new strength to bear the problems and hardships in our student community. Because I made good grades and became a good sportsman, people now wanted to be my friend. Slowly, I started to take them to church with me.
After college, I went to Bible school and there I felt called to preach. Because of my good life, good habits and good friends, I am winning many people to Christ. The pastor advised me to start a church with these people. I rented a small hut for $1 per week. Now the owners want to sell, but we do not have the money to buy it.
God has placed a burden on me to win the Indian nationals. Please pray for God to give us a place to worship. Also, pray that I will be a great soul winner. I am a young man and have many years to win many people.
Every 4 months sponsorship funds are sent to the preachers. With it goes a Missionary Report Form for each one to complete and return to our office. After compilation of statistics they are forwarded by mail or email to the sponsors. Below are past report forms from this preacher. They have been modified to protect the financial data of the sponsor.
How I became a Christian is an unusual story. I belong to a small village which is situated by all sides mountains and forests. I was a Hindu by religion. There are no temples in our village. The people worship forest goddesses and offer animal sacrifices. In the dense forests some tribes are in practice of offering human sacrifices to the goddesses in belief of getting supernatural and mystic powers.